The Anchor Tap


The Anchor Tap was originally owned by John Courage, who is famous in the British brewing circles, and this was his first pub. There are an assortment of games spread throughout its numerous rooms. Catering for private parties is available upon request and a pool table and darts are provided as additional entertainment.

Venue Details & Map

The Anchor Tap

20A Horselydown Lane
+44 (0)20 7403 4637
Public transport:
Tower Hill, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Anchor Tap

5.0 out of 5 4 August 2016
by Amanda B.

We stopped in this place for a late lunch and it truly hit the spot. Cozy and quiet, perfect for a break from sight seeing. The young woman who helped us upstairs was really friendly and kind. We all (4) loved our food. Classic pub which was what we were looking for. The food and beers came fast and the delicious food was tasty and hot. My daughter says it was the Best Mac n cheese she has...more

4.0 out of 5 4 May 2016
by Chris B.

A quiet evening on a warm sunny day in this Samuel Smiths pub. It's moments off Tower Bridge Road, yet it feels miles away in the suburbs; you have to know about this place in order to find it.

But once you do, I liked it. Dark, cosy and comfortable inside, and very quiet. Maybe 20 or so people in the pub mid-evening. There appeared to be several small rooms, I'm not sure if there is more...more

5.0 out of 5 2 May 2016
by Iman F.

Best pub I've been to in London. Just happened to land on it on a bank holiday and the bartender and patrons were extremely nice and hilarious. Super kind to foreigners and even insisted we take a photo behind the bar. Cheesy, yes, but great all around. Thank you!more

4.0 out of 5 18 April 2016
by Francesca B.

What a lovely lovely Sam's Smith pub! Friendly bar staff and such good prices on the drinks. You can get a round for 2 people for £8 which is rare these days!

The decor and inside of the pub is old fashioned and classic pub style, it's great. It's a bit of a labyrinth if you walk all the way around the place, it's great fun.

The highlight for me is their darts board! It's a lot of fun to be...more

5.0 out of 5 17 February 2016
by Kristy H.

Really great location near the Tower Bridge, staff was very kind and welcoming even to a bunch of bumbling American kids. Food was delicious, between three of us we tried the chicken and ham pie, the macaroni and cheese, and the steak and kidney pudding. The pie was rich and tasty, likewise for the macaroni. I got the suet pudding and it was REALLY GOOD. The filling was flavorful and the...more

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